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[French, 1789 - 1857, Professor at École Polytechnique.]
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6. Mathematics / A. Nature of Mathematics / 4. The Infinite / l. Infinitesimals
Values that approach zero, becoming less than any quantity, are 'infinitesimals'
6. Mathematics / A. Nature of Mathematics / 4. The Infinite / m. Limits
When successive variable values approach a fixed value, that is its 'limit'